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studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. yes, we've got the backup generators all gassed up just in case. super bowl xlvii will be remembered for a long time. yes, for the game's dramatic finish but perhaps more so for that power outage. savannah, if the ravens had not held on to win that game, we would be talking conspiracy theories this morning. >> yeah, you know, i thought apparently the game got very exciting toward the end of it, but when the lights went out i took it as a personal hint and went straight to bed. >> i've been briefing you on the outcome of the game all morning long. we'll have much more of the game coming up in a few minutes. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to talk about what it was like to beat his brother's team in the biggest game of both of their lives. we'll be talking about those commercials, some of them popular, some of them not so much. we'll run through them later. >> we'll tell you which are some of the viewers' favorites.
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dramatic images of a $40 million gas platform, sinking into the sea. the crew was forced to hang on for dear life. we're going to have the story behind that accident. >> and on a much lighter note, we're starting our year-long countdown to the winter olympic games in sochi, russia. check out what's going out on the plaza this morning. we have explaining to do, that is freestyle skiing. some of the guys practicing wild aerials on trampolines. >> hope you brought your trampoline shoes, willie. start with the wild night at the super bowl. jenna wolffe is in new orleans for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. what a game last night, complete tale of two halves. the guys in back of me were die-hard ravens fans. they couldn't stop screaming the whole first half. the guys in front of me, die-hard 49er fans. they couldn't stop screaming the whole second half. me, in the middle, i enjoyed a little beyonce, a little
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blackout and a little football. it will forever be known as the game the lights went out. literally. >> half the power in new orleans stadium, the superdome here, is out. >> reporter: the baltimore ravens had just taken a commanding 28-6 lead with a record-breaking kickoff return. >> nine yards and a touchdown. >> reporter: when suddenly out went the power. local officials said an outage happened after a fault sensing equipment detected an abnormality. fans, players and a worldwide tv audience waited and waited and when the lights came back to life, so did the 49ers. >> and a touchdown, san francisco. >> reporter: once looking like a snoozer, the longest super bowl in history became a nail biter that came down to the very last play. but in the end the ravens held off san francisco's furious comeback. >> it hasn't sunk in yet. crazy.
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unbelievable. >> reporter: ravens quarterback joe flacco nabbed the game's mvp award. throwing three touchdowns. and while he held court with the media, we took the field with his teams. that game was a lot closer than either team would have liked. in the end the ravens did what the ravens came to do, picking up the second ever super bowl franchise win. cue the festivities. how much did the blackout bother you mentally? >> it didn't really bother us. we've been through a lot worse than that. >> reporter: you look war torn and beat. >> i fought with every fiber, everything i had. >> that belongs to you guys now. >> that thing is so beautiful. >> what are you feeling now? >> i'm feeling great. >> reporter: how much did that blackout stop the momentum you had going in the first half? >> 30-minute break. shout out to beyonce, they say her halftime show killed it and absorbed all the energy. >> reporter: oh, yeah. about that beyonce, singing live as promised, she lit up the superdome with all her single
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ladies and the destiny's child reunion many were hoping for. ♪ on this night, beyonce left the national anthem to fellow diva alicia keys. ♪ o say can you see >> reporter: while jennifer hudson joined the choir from sandy hook elementary with emotional rendition of "america the beautiful." at the end of the night, though, it was the ravens who were the better team with older brother, john harbaugh, besting his younger brother, jim. >> it's never pretty. it's never perfect, but it is us. >> reporter: their parents celebrating a bittersweet victory and players soaking up a tough win in the big easy. >> amazing. phenomenal. listen to them! baltimore, we're champions! >> reporter: all right. the lights were out for about 34
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minutes or so. here's the deal. no one panicked. no one got terribly upset. no one wanted to storm the field. everybody sat there relatively calm. i mean there was a really bad wave that tried to go around the studio. for the most part everybody was okay. just waiting for the game to come back on. as a thank you, what did the nfl do? they gave everybody an incredible second half of football. back to you. >> jenna wolffe live in new orleans, thanks. new york daily news writer mike lupica was in the press box during the so-called blackout on the beau you. i began asking when the lights went out what was the first thing that went through his mind? what were the possibilities? >> first of all, i don't know how it works at your house, but i can't fix a circuit breaker at my house so when it got dark there, i immediately being a trained reporter said this is not a good thing. only a sick and twisted person would think it had something to do with the halftime show. as a sports writer, you're
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wondering is this going to change the game. it looked like in all ways jacoby jones had turned off the lights on the super bowl and if somebody told you here's what's going to happen in the next hour and a half, the 49ers will come back and have a ball in the air at the end to win the game you would have laughed. that's what happened. >> the score is 28-6 ravens at that point. clearly something changed during the 34 minutes. what do you think the real impact was on the players as they stood there and waited for the lights to come back on? >> going into the super bowl you hear two week layoff will affect one team or the other. you knew there might be a momentum shift. you didn't know it. it looked like it was going to be one of the blowout super bowls out of the past and instead it turned into one that becomes memorable in about 9,000 ways. they kind of started the resumption of mardi gras early in new orleans last night. >> for all the planning, all the preparation that goes into the super bowls, all the rehearsal,
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not just in new orleans but any city, the question a lot of people were asking last night and this morning is, how could that have happened? do we have any more information about what happened last night? entergy. they're still calling it an abnormality which we were able to figure out ourselves. willie the shame of it is, this had been such a spectacular comeback week for new orleans. it's a great american city. this was a celebration of the city, and everything went so great until there were about 13:22 left in the second half of the super bowl. >> and then we got a good game after that. so i don't think anybody will blame the city for that one. mike, surviving in the dark in new orleans last night, thanks so much. coming up, much more -- >> we'll have a touch football game. >> sounds good. more on the super bowl, the commercials, half-time show coming up a little bit later. for now here is savannah. >> thank you. now to the tense hostage drama in alabama, entering its seventh day. this morning, police say they
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are still communicating with the suspect, holding a 5-year-old boy in an underground bunker. nbc's gabe gutierrez is covering the story for us from midland city, alabama. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sa van na. the little boy, ethan, is supposed to turn 6 years old very soon. there's a haunting possibility he might spend his birthday as a hostage. right now police are choosing their public comments very carefully, because the suspect might have access to television. ♪ you raise me up >> reporter: south alabama is in mourning. ♪ raise me up >> reporter: as bus driver charles poland's funeral sunday, friends and family remembered a man who died, protecting children. >> his actions spoke louder than any words that could have ever been said about him. he laid down his life for the kids on that bus. >> reporter: police say his alleged killer, jimmy lee dykes, boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two kids. when poland refused, police say
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dykes shot him to death and took a boy named ethan with a mild form of autism hostage. >> i wish i could just hug him and hold him and tell him it's going to be all right. >> reporter: police say dykes has kept ethan in an underground bunker allowing him blankets, crackers and coloring books. the bunker is believed to have plenty of supplies and as the sandoff enters its second week no telling how long it could last. psychologists say the toll on ethan could be significant. >> this child is most likely completely terrified. the overriding thought in his head is that he wants his mother, that he just wants to be out of that situation. >> reporter: the ordeal brings back eerie memories of another kidnapping in 1976. three men with guns abducted 26 children, ages 5 to 14 from a school bus in chowchilla, california, the kidnappers forced them underground. into a buried moving van. they spent 16 terrible hours there, clutching each other in
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tears. the kids and their bus driver, also hailed as a hero, managed to escape. but 37 years later for many, the scars remain. >> the long-term effects are very deep. to this day, i'm 46 years old and i sleep with a nightlight. and that's not normal for an adult. >> reporter: in that case, the motive was ransom. here in alabama, the reason is still a mystery. at this point little ethan has spent more than 137 hours underground. savannah? >> gabe gutierrez in alabama for us. thank you. natalie morales is at the news desk with this morning's other top stories for us. good morning. >> good morning, willie and savannah. good morning, everyone. in southern california at least eight people have been killed overnight when officials say a bus carrying tourists from tijuana, mexico, slammed into the back of another car on a mountain road.
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nearly 40 other people were injured in the collision. the u.s. company operating the bus had no crashes in the past two years, according to federal records. the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night, the president addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer. and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity, the same way everyone else does. a new york icon is laid to rest today at the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch. former president bill clinton speaks at the manhattan service and koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. defense secretary leon
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panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he says the decision to strike doesn't come lightly. now let's head to wall street, cnbc's kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, kayla. >> good morning. the stock market near record highs closing friday at a level it hadn't seen since 2007, lifted by positive data on hiring. wall street hopes the rally will continue. it's watching cbs, the host of the super bowl, and entergy, the company responsible for the blackout. how much will it cost them both? >> interesting. we'll be watching that stock. kayla tausche at the new york stock exchange, thanks. a terrifying video that appears to show an iranian natural gas platform sank last week in the rsian gulf. in it you can see, workers are scrambling along the rig as it sinks, but iran has not commented on the number of injuries or fatalities in the sinking. iran's development of the oil
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field has been in jeopardy since sankships have caused western companies to withdraw. dramatic face-off outside of buckingham palace during a changing of the guard when a man burst through a security barrier, wielding two large knives, holding one to his throat. police moved in and managed to the 44-year-old with a taser. officials say he was not threatening the public but did lunge at an officer. he appears in a london court today. researchers in england say they have found the skeleton of king richard iii. dna results show that the battle scarred bones found under a parking lot are beyond doubt those of the king killed in battle some 500 years agop. richard iii was immortalized by william shakespeare as a brutal tyrant who delivered the famous lines "now is the winter of our discontent and my kingdom for a horse." the king will be reburied at a nearby cathedral early next year. it is 7:15 right now.
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you are up-to-date. let's turn it over to savannah, willie and roker, the soon-to-be raven. you will be donning a ravens costume. >> something like that. >> what we could conjure up. >> we'll try to get the mascot costume in. we have a few minutes. >> good luck with that. we are talking about, though, a lot of snow throughout the great lakes. a clipper system, one of two pushing through, snow from milwaukee into before low, upstate new york. this system will move pretty quickly, dump about three to six inches of snow over the next 24 to 48 hours, but it will also have a secondary system back behind that. and so we're looking at generally one to three inches, a more widespread area, three to six. in the traditional lake-effect areas, erie, pennsylvania, jamestown and upstate new york, anywhere from six to nine inches of snow, as much as a foot.
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willie? >> al, thanks very much. to texas, search for the motive of a u.s. navy s.e.a.l. another iraq war veteran is charged in that case. lester holt has the latest on the investigation. lester, good morning. >> willie, good morning. i get to meet and spend time with chris kyle last year for the release of his autobiography. he was the most lethal sniper in u.s. history. he and a friend were gunned down at a shooting range in glenrose, texas. a sad twist of fate for a man who became a hero on the battlefield. america's deadliest military sniper who, over four it tours in iraq, made over 160 confirmed kills, a number chris kyle told me a year ago was not the one he focused on. >> every person i killed, i have a clear conscience of. they were actively trying to harm americans, military or
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civilians. >> reporter: he and his friend, chad littlefield, were shot to death. the alleged killer, eddie ray ralph, former marine, arrived at the range with the victims. after killing them with a semi automatic handgun at close range, he drove to his sister's house and confess ed to the murders before returning home. >> he was apprehended without any scuffle or fight. and then early this morning, he was arraigned and brought to our jail here where he is now. >> the sheriff says his understanding is that ralph may suffer from mental problems related to his military service, but offer nod specifics or possible motive. >> i don't think anybody knows why. they all went out there together. >> reporter: much of kyle's time in iraq was spent providing sniper cover for troops. insurgents nicknamed him the devil of ramadi. >> it gave me pride, knowing i
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was doing my job enough to get into the minds of the terrorists and make them fearful of me. >> reporter: back here in the states he started a company in his native texas and raised his public profile with projects like the nbc reality show "stars earn stripes" which paired celebrities with soldiers to carry out military-style missions. >> tap, rack, bang. >> reporter: kyle said he was raised to be patriotic, but also had a strong faith in god. that faith especially saw him through his last combat tour, when he was shot twice, one bullet stopped by his body armor. the other, deflected off his goggles. >> i had a guardian angel out there and i'm sure he hates me, because i would come home and i would break my toe going up the stairs. but every time i went overseas, he kept me chris kyle leaves behind a wife and two children, willie, according to officials, eddie ray rout has been arraigned on
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two counts of murder. lester holt, thanks so much. coming up new detail on the mysterious death of a new york mom killed in turkey. her mom opens up in an exclusive live interview. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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to baltimore making the ravens this year's super bowl champions of super bowl xlvii. fans disappointed but they kept emotions in check. san francisco police telling us they did arrest 25 people for public intoxication and there were no major issues. meantime, team president jed york says the niners will be back next year. >> obviously our goal is to win the super bowl and came up a little bit short this year. i'm proud of what we've done and i'm proud of our team and we're going to keep working hard and we'll get back and accomplish that goal. >> lots to be proud of after this year. the team is going to fly into san jose later on this afternoon. then they head back to the team's facility to empty out the lockers for the off-season. something to look forward to next year. those guys are on fire. christina loren, they'll arrive and getting nice weather out there in san jose. >> they will. the big thing is they actually made it to the super bowl. congratulations to that feat alone. now getting to work will be a feat for you this morning.
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we have some really thick fog. i haven't seen fog this thick for a couple weeks. make sure you're ready for that. in fairfield, you can only see for a couple hundred feet. that goes for napa, santa rosa down to a quarter mile visibility and it's drifting around. you may walk out the front door in clear conditions and have to drive through thick fog. be ready to slow down. by 1:00 p.m., starting to clear out. not a lot of sunshine today but once it does come out it will be out for a few hours to warm us into mid 60s inland. cool at the coast. fair amount of cloud cover in san francisco. as with he hewe head through tomorrow, temperatures tumble. >> looking at effects of fog that christina is talking about. tesla southbound direction heading into milpitas and south bay. northbound commute kicking in. 101 not so bad. look at 280 in the middle of your screen and 85 through foggy zone with orange there. south 880 through hayward and fremont may catch patches of fog around castro valley y slow and
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slow off the carquinez bridge. back to you. >> we'll have another local update for you in one half hour from right now. hope to see you then.
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♪ all the single ladies all the single ladies all the single ladies all the single ladies ♪ >> that is beyonce, wowing the crowd and silencing the critics with a stunning, dazzling
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half-time performance with a destiny's child reunion. jennifer hudson will be along live as well. what was your favorite commercial during the game, the controversial go daddy ad maybe? we'll have the ads that have you talking this morning. super bowl winning head coach john harbaugh will be with us live. >> we'll talk to him. a little later, rare reunion of the cast of roots. most watched miniseries of all time "rowill be live in our stu. new york city mom was murdered in turkey. we'll talk to her mom in a moment. first, richard engliel is live istanbul. >> reporter: police say an
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initial investigation say there was no evidence of rape, that her body was found wearing its jewelry, found with her bracelet, ring, earrings. many people have been detained for questioning, but so far there have been no formal arrests. a murder that has shock this had normally safe city, the body of american sarai sierra at a morgue as turkish authorities have questioned nearly two dozen people. the 33-year-old staten island woman arrived in istanbul last month on her first trip abroad. sarai sierra rented a room in s istanbul. she planned to come with a friend who canceled at the last minute. she seemed to be having a good time and was in regular contact with her family, relatives said. sierra even took a side excursion trip to the
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netherlands, returning to istanbul a few days later. still no signs of trouble. then on january 22nd, sierra wasn't on her flight home. the disappearance of tourists in turkey is extremely rare. turkish police set up a special unit and combed through street camera footage. sierra's husband, steven and brother, david, came to istanbul and went to where she was staying but found no area. >> she's missing in istanbul. we have to find her. >> reporter: then, after vanishing for almost two weeks, police discovered sierra's body saturday night by the ancient ra ramparts of istanbul's ancient city. investigators found a blanket. her body may have been dragged to the spot. the police chief said she was killed by a blow to the head. so far, investigators haven't bro provided details as to who may have killed her or why. today, her family members are meeting with turkish authorities
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doing paperwork and starting the process to repatrepater iate he remains. >> good morning. so sorry to hear this story. are you doing okay? >> i'm hanging in there. >> this must have come as such a shock. >> it sure did. we weren't expecting it. she picked the trip and she was supposed to come back and she didn't. >> i know her husband is in turkey right now, actually met with the police this morning. were you able to talk to him? do you have any more information about what may have happened here? >> it's still under investigation. he's doing paperwork over there and the turkish police, they've been like really, really good and investigating. i mean, the way that my
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son-in-law explains it, they went over and above searching for her. and he said that right now they think it might be a robbery, but they're not sure. it's still under investigation. >> there was reporting about a man that she may have met, perhaps to take pictures, see some scenic sights. that man was questioned. do you know anything about whether he is believed to be connected to this at all? >> no. they questioned him and released him. they are questioning, i think, four people. i'm not too sure of the details. but they are questioning some people. they haven't said if they're suspects or not. they're just questioning them. >> sarai had two little boys, ages 9 and 11. do they know what happened? >> not yet. they're going to know by -- their father is going to talk to them when he comes back and we'll all be there to support
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him. >> this obviously was an adventure for her. she wanted to go overseas. you said it was her first trip overseas. why do you think this was important to her? why did she want to go on this journey? >> to her, the first time she was going overseas. she got into photography, college of staten island. and she wanted to go take pictures of the history of the place, kind of like intrigued her. she wanted to go and take pictures. that's what she wanted to do. it was a trip that she was going to take. and that was her intention, of going there, just to take pictures. and she was interested in taking pictures of the bridges. she was fascinated with the bridges. >> i know she kept in close touch with her family and the kids and with her husband pretty much the whole time she was gone. >> the whole time. >> you're holding a picture of her. i want to let you have a chance
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to show it. she was your baby. this is her. >> yes. >> i know your faith has been really important to you. >> yeah. my faith in christ is really strong. and that's what's kept me through this. there are times that i break down and just get on my knees and i pray and i know that he is giving me the strength to pull through this. and that's what's holding me, my faith in christ. >> our prayers are with you and i just wish you all the best as i know these will be some hard weeks, months and years ahead. thank you for being here to tell us about your daughter. appreciate it. we will switch gears now and get another check of the weather from al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay. >> and as we take a look at the temperatures we're expecting today, the jet stream is way up to the north out west. 74 degrees in austin.
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north platte, 14 degrees above normal. clipper comes across, bringing snow. temperatures, single digits, teens and 20s throughout the northeast and great lakes. during the day today we are looking at snow coming across the great lakes, three to six inches there. rain moves into the pacific northwest. more rain also down through the gulf on into the mid mississippi river valley. plenty of sunshine through the southwest into southern california. temperatures a little cooler than usua 7:37 now on a monday morning. you can see here travel very slow in san rafael area due to thick, low clouds and fog. watch out for that this morning. we'll continue to update you on your traffic. we'll check with mike in just a minute. once we clear fog out of here, highs will be comfortable. 65 in livermore. 65 in gilroy. 63 in san jose and los gatos. into tuesday and wednesday, temperatures tumble. we'll bring the sunshine back
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out for wednesday. and then rain is on the way thursday into friday. time you need that weather, go to the weather channel on cable or 24/7. willie? >> al, thanks very much. still ahead, who is ready to see mr. roker all dressed up? natalie and al will settle that super bowl bet. we're trying to get that ravens mascot costume here. i don't know if it will get here in time. we'll find something for al. first, the commercials you liked the most during the big game. that's right after this. >> is that my wedding dress? just right. okay. ready... mm-hmm. ♪ happy valentine's day. [ female announcer ] time it just right for valentine's day and save 30% on these diamond fashions from kay jewelers. just one more reason kay is the number one jewelry store in america. ready... [ camera flash ] ♪ every kiss begins with kay [ camera flash ]
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we're back now at 7:42 with the game within the game, the commercials. >> independent commercial producers, lara petrecca and donny deutsch needs no introduction. the chairman of deutsch incorporated. good morning. >> good morning. >> what did that 34-minute delay in the third quarter mean to advertisers? >> they were not happy. particularly because it was a blow-out. if the numbers drop -- they guarantee a certain audience for the super bowl. if the audience drops below that, they have to make that up. certainly not a win for advertisers. >> this is the five most popular ads. i'll show a little bit of your
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number one ad, budweiser and the clydesdale. let's check it out. ♪ took my love and i took it down climbed a mountain and i turned around ♪ ♪ well i've been afraid of changing cause i've built my life around you ♪ >> the panel says this was a winner. >> definitely a home run for budweiser. very powerful ad has great music, iconic clydesdale. there's nothing wrong with this ad. it should be held up to people for perfection. >> talk about tugging at the heartstring there is. >> the number one ad school in the country, resonated with them as well. next generation, knocked it out
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of the ballpark. >> it's a mean joe green spot. >> and animal stories. >> yes. >> number two, i just remembered what my favorite ad was, this tide commercial. take a look. >> yes! oh. >> dude, you've got montana on your jersey. >> it's a meerk zbll bamiracle. >> baby i got a montana stain on my shirt. >> i was holding my chip like this, and it dropped. >> it's real? >> yeah, it's real. >> craze. >> i miracle montana stain is sweeping the nation. >> there's a really great punch line. procter & gamble decided to wait and reveal this during the game. is that a good strategy? >> yes. also big picture here,
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detergent, not a car, not a technology. does not expect to do this kind of iconic work. so it shows that any brand can do this. >> here is the payoff right here, she washed the jersey that made him rich and famous. >> and then she says. >> go ravens. >> go ravens. >> explode when this ran, dodge ram, the farmer. >> and on the eighth day, god looked down on his planned paradise and said i need a caretaker. so god made a farmer. god said i need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper, go to town and go to town and stay past midnight. so god created a farmer. >> the imagery really stands out versus high-production value super bowl ads. they really want to get americana now.
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that's what they're aiming for. it's no longer apple pie, baseball and chevrolet. they want you to think chrysler. >> you like the ad, donny? >> i thought it was quite brilliant, the same formula as the clint eastwood chrysler ad. it was detroit. put that on our car. own what's great about farmers, put it on the car. same formula. brilliant advertisement. i loved it. my jaw dropped when i saw it and said this is the best ad i've seen in a year. what's interesting there's a little bit of blowback because this is one of the moments in time where a brand took an existing piece of art and, in fact, using that type of imagery that's been out there, and farmers have been using it for years, still photos over that very same speech, they took it with some new photographers and made a little bit fresher. it's interesting for the creative input and innovation. a lot of people saying, i wish they had done something more with it. >> let's get to doritos quickly.
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we showed it a few times last week. this is a consumer-generated commercial. >> laugh out loud funny, great tag line punch line at the end. consumer generated ad phenomenon, they're it. consumer-created ads, doritos. >> and we got to see men in makeup and dress. >> willie, this is obviously his favorite ad. >> you can go private life on me there. usa today ad meter, jeep using oprah's voice with a tribute to the troops. >> half the battle is just knowing this is half the battle. because when you're home, we're more than a family. we are a nation. >> donny, you're shaking your head a little bit. >> i had an issue with this.
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first of all, obviously anything that pays an ode to servicemen is great. having said that i thought it was a bit exploitive. jeep with its heritage in the military to kind of own that, i felt exploitive, dancing on the line. people liked it. i had an issue with it. >> can i get your verdict real quick? >> whether it's a service member you're missing or someone else you're miss iing in your life - it's interesting. i thought about that last night whether they were going too hard, too strong. >> that's my point, they're selling their car. >> an up or down on that. >> i think it could have gone to bigger places, especially with oprah with that brand and with the military. there were so many pieces that were there. felt like it could have done something a little bit more core to the brand and the military. >> i'm rushing you because we have a special guest star in here. jesse, will you come on out? >> he's back. >> this man's life changed
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overnight. jesse heiman starred in the kiss seen around the world. >> yes. >> has everything changed overnight? >> it got a great reaction and got record sales and new customers on go daddy. and my -- i got new fans, new followers and everyone -- >> new girlfriend? >> not yet, but maybe some -- you know, i may have some choices for valentine's day. >> is your arm tired from high fiving this morning? >> high fiving and just enjoying it. i'm just -- it's been a great -- great ride. >> whose the agency who did this? it's brilliant. >> oh, donny. >> donny finds his way into it again. congratulations. the guy everybody is talking about. matt, lara, donny, thank you very much. jennifer hudson on the pregame super bowl performance with the sandy hook choir and beyonce's half-time show as well.
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it is 7:56. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. virgin america announcing today it will soon be flying out of san jose. the domestic carrier will fly from sjc to los angeles starting on may 1st. it will face steep competition including southwest, american, alaska and united. silicon valley business
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travelers are excited. they've always wanted more carriers at the airports. virgin america will add about 15 workers in san jose. it's day one of the workweek. let's check things outside with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning to you, jon. good morning to you at home. thick fog to contend with on the drive to work but it won't last all day. pockets where you can only see for hundreds of feet. it's really thick out there. we're still going to see a mild, sunny finish. into your tuesday, another round of low clouds and drizzle to start. maybe a stray north bay shower with a weak disturbance on our way. a better look disturbance through the end of the week. rain on the way to the bay area. 65 degrees. enjoy sunshine for today in livermore. 61 in fremont. here it is. seven-day outlook tells that story. heading through late thursday into friday, showers moving right here into the south bay. 7:57. let's check your drive with mike. >> looking to palo alto right here in this very cloudy, foggy area. southbound with taillights. someone just slammed on their
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breaks in front of our camera. no crash but enough to slow that traffic approaching the ripple effect. lower visibility means less reaction time. bay bridge approach. okay through berkeley westbound 80 but we're jammed up coming down to the berkeley and university avenue over crossing through some of that fog with orange there. into the north bay, slow for west 580 and look at that. a crash south 101 has cleared but it's slow for highway 37 in novato down to san rafael. back to you. >> another local update for you at 8:26. hope to see you then. talk to you later. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪
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8:00 now on this monday morning, the 4th of february, 2013.
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if you weren't in the mood before, you will be after uh-uh see these guys. it is almost time for the winter olympics in sochi. just a mere -- al and willie will get up there and -- i don't know. >> no. you don't want to see us on trampoline. >> we did that this weekend. >> we got a lot more coming up. we'll be talking about sochi, as we said 367 days to go. as we said on wednesday we'll have a ski slope, 14-foot high slope. mt. rockefeller we're calling it, as we prepare for "today" at sochi. skis, snowboards all that wednesday. >> before that, we have to put a ribbon on the super bowl. coming up, we'll talk about beyonce's half-time show. we've got a celebrity panel to
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do that, l.a. reed, the music mogul and jennifer hudson, absolutely beautiful rendition of the national anthem. >> knocked it out of the park. >> and natalie and i have to settle our little super bowl bet as well. >> we'll see how little the super bowl bet is. >> in a little bit. >> you're going to wear a raven costume? >> we have some stuff. some stuff. >> ready to announce our friday's field trip this week. >> drum roll, please. >> we are going to chicago. from the beautiful city of chicago this friday. we hope you will be able to join us. if you're in the area, come on down. >> have you got plans? >> i don't know. >> it will be fun. good times. >> one of the great american city cities. >> it didn't snow there today but it will be nice and cold by the time you get there. >> perfect. that's coming up friday. meantime let's head inside to natalie at the news desk with a
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look at the top headlines. >> good morning, willie, savannah and al. a suspect has been arrested in the murders of navy s.e.a.l. chr chris kyle and a friend. charged with killing chris kriel a kyle and his friend littlefield. ralph may have mental health problems and is on suicide watch. the alabama hostage standoff is now in its seventh day. officials still don't have a motive for why 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is hold iing a 5-year-old hostage in an underground bunker. the child is being identified only as ethan. fbi says authorities are talking with dykes, accused of fatally shooting ethan's school bus driver during the abduction. a funeral was held friday for that driver, who died trying to protect the children on his
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school bus. the death of a new york city school woman in turkey. sarai sierra died from a blow to her head. her body was found saturday near the remnants of the ancient city walls in istanbul. the 33-year-old mother of two was last heard from on january 21st just before she was supposed to fly home from her solo vacation in turkey. now for an all super bowl edition of what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. jazzy take on the national anthem from songstress alicia keys made her a top search, as some criticized her version as being too slow. you be the judge ♪ what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming ♪ >> well, you weighed in on 56% of you agreed that she could have sped it up a little bit.
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recent on dline rumors that muhammad ali was near death have the greatest fighting back. his family tweeted these pictures of the legendary boxer in a ravens jersey. from lalia, my dad's health is normal. thanks for all the well wishes. and beyonce's half-time show brought the house down. ♪ i can see your halo halo ♪ >> that is shaq, shaquille o'neal, who tweeted the video saying beyonce was fabulous. he wasn't the only one who thought so. getting a hug from jay-z. anyone doubting beyonce was a
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showstopper posting lights out! any questions? that's for sure. out to al with a check of the weather. >> obviously a proud husband. some friends here. who's birthday? >> your birthday. >> and your birthday, too and your birthday, too! birthdays all around for everybody. pick city of the day happens to be baltimore, maryland. congratulations. partly sunny, some late snow showers. nbc 11, temperature 33 degrees today. satellite radar, you can see activity making its way down to the gulf coast. snow showers around the great lakes. few more showers in the pacific northwest. mild through the southwest. gorgeous day in miami. that sound you hear is savannah's teeth chattering.
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8:06 now on a back-to-work monday morning. taking a live look at a very foggy san francisco. not just the city by the bay in fog this morning. it's just about everywhere. if you are getting ready to hit the highway, be ready to slow down. visibility reduced to places like 200 feet in fairfield, concord. a quarter mile visibility to you right now in napa. meanwhile, we're headed towards sunday. temperatures will climb into the mid-60s. 65 inland this afternoon. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. coming up, we'll talk super bowl entertainment. jennifer hudson is here along with l.a. reed. they'll talk about beyonce's half-time show and jennifer's wonderful performance. then jenny mccarthy on her new talk show. and a high-flying start to our countdown to sochi. first, these messages.
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beyonce's show stopping half-time super bowl performance has a lot of people talking. janet shamlian had a front row seat at the superdome. >> when you have a ticket for super bowl half-time is when people normally leave their seats. not here, not last night. many considered the game to be beyonce's opening act. for someone it was the beyonce bowl. forget the bathroom break or running for a refill. millions were glued to their couches or superdome seats. and if you wanted an electrified spectacle it was signed, sealed and delivered.
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a rumored reunion of destiny's child came to fruition as michelle williams and kelly rowland appeared together, flying up from underneath the stage and raising the roof, collaborating on beyonce's song "single ladies" ♪ all the single ladies all the single ladies all the single ladies ♪ >> reporter: for a few minutes, shades of the '90s again as the women channeled their inner charlie's angels. >> good morning, angels. >> good morning, charlie. ♪ bursting in air >> reporter: highly anticipated performance came two weeks after beyonce lip synced the star spangled banner at president obama's inauguration. >> i will absolutely be singing live. this is what i was born to do. >> half the power in the superdome is out.
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>> reporter: but couldn't dim the xwloe glow of her fachess. >> beyonce was the best ever. >> reporter: did she have anything to prove tonight? >> i think she probably did, you know. not to me, but to the majority of the people. i think she probably did. and she wowed everyone. >> reporter: bringing her a-game to a worldwide audience. as some on twitter remarked it was kind of the football team to open for her. all that energy. twitter verse were wowed. she said they put on a great show. willie, back to you. >> yes, she did. janet shamlian in new orleans for us. thank you, janet. l.a. reid is from epic records
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and soon to be icon. more on that in a minute. jennifer hudson performed "america the beautiful" with the children's choir from sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> you said just rehearsing with that sandy hook choir was difficult enough, just to get through the song alongside them. what was it like doing live last night? >> it was emotional, seeing the kids and being very close to home for myself as well, it was overwhelming. >> did you get to spend a lot of time with the kids? >> i did. we sat in the room and i got to meet them. we went over the song and that's where i couldn't get through the song because it was just that overwhelming. and before we went out i hugged each and every one of them and we prayed a little bit. and then we got out there. >> incredible performance. >> you were amazing. >> thank you. >> by the way, you were flawless, really beautiful. >> thank you so much.
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>> emotionally i don't know how you held it together with those kids. and just knowing what they've gone through and they didn't wear it on their faces, which was really great, right? >> they didn't, which is the beautiful part, just to see the little children, being survivors like that. that is the part that took me back in right before i step out to sang. i was like, wow, they are conquerors, they are survivors. and they're babies. >> sure. >> so that was overwhelming. >> you know something about that. >> yeah. >> let's talk about beyonce. did she have something to prove last night? if so, did she do it? >> i don't know if she had anything to prove. anyone who is a real fan knows she's the greatest entertainer alive. in case anyone had any doubt she put the lights out last night. >> literally. >> she's amazing. >> i'm watching you, jennifer, when we were running that piece, you're singing along, moving with her. >> she makes you move. you can't help it. >> role model for you? >> oh, my gosh, yes, beyonce, destiny's child. that, for me, was another highlight for myself, being able
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to be there with beyonce, destiny's child, alicia keys. these ladies are people i looked up to. one day i want to be like them and now i'm singing with them. >> you are like them. >> thank you. >> you are right there. you are amazing. >> but it's an honor. >> as an artist, jennifer, what did you make of the inaugural flap? was there some controversy there, lip syncing for the president? >> not at all. beyonce is a professional and it clearly was her professional decision. people should respect that. it's nothing out of the norm of the music industry, especially for the national anthem. you cannot miss a beat on a song like that. >> you're going to be doing a little singing here on nbc, joining "smash" for a couple of episodes. tell us about it. >> yes. i'm going to say in two days or so. i play this two-time tony award-winning broadway star. it was quite intimidating for me.
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>> really? >> yes. lines, routines, studio. it's like an ongoing machine. i'm like, oh, my god, help me keep up. >> i have a feeling you did okay, jennifer. >> thank you. >> she's a pro. >> it was a learning experience. >> remember "dreamgirls." >> l.a., the grammys are this weekend. you will be honored as an official icon. >> yes. >> how does that feel? >> it's a little unreal. it's humbling. i don't feel like i have achieved that status. long way to go. i was like, man, this is like the end of your career. people who usually get the award are much older. it's a little scary but i'm humble. >> as i said you started young. >> still young, baby. got a lot of work to do. >> beautiful performance last night. thanks for coming to talk with us. two-hour season premiere of "smash" tomorrow 9:00, 8:00 central right here on nbc.
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called, appropriately enough, the jenny mccarthy show. god to see you. >> you, too. >> i want to ask you about this new talk show but do you have a new tattoo you want to tell me about? >> i do. it's still kind of painful. during the blackout i decided to do something besides gorge pizza and i went next door and got a new tattoo. >> did you really, last night? >> is it a permanent tattoo? >> permanent tattoo. i always wanted one, a little decor. i didn't feel like having a symbol since i don't have a guy that i want to tattoo his name on me. i wanted a little decor. >> everyone does something different during a blackout. >> it could be my midlife crisis. >> what could have happened if you didn't have the blackout. >> right? >> they describe it as kind of like a party on tv. is that the describe you're going for? >> i've been in this talk show development deal for about ten years now. and finally, this is the first time -- i keep saying put me
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back on tv. and the template i wanted was playboy after dark. hugh hefner, to me -- i do a lot of talk shows as a guest. preinterviews can really, i think, draw the life out of an interview. so we've been doing test shows without them and let them fly. there is a real party going on with bartenders and drinks and go dancers and celebrities don't really know what i'm going to ask. i ask them -- i'm getting a tattoo when i'm bored, you can just imagine what i plan on asking them. >> you do some of these interviews on the floor. >> that's right. >> literally on the floor. >> i wanted to do something different. i have something called groundbreaking interviews. i take the celebrity. we lay on the floor and literally a cameraman hangs over us and the lights in our faces and we have -- we're also sucking our lolli dpops as theyo
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in the club these days and have real conversations that kind of go off the deep end. i mean, they're sometimes shocking but also a lot of times they give groundbreaking answers. >> we should have done this interview on the floor. you moved to chicago. >> i did. >> how do you like it? >> it's the best thing that ever happened to me. my son said the same thing. he said i don't know what took you ten years to bring me the best city but the next time i'm leaving chicago is with angels. >> ahh. >> he has best friends, catches frogs. i'm not searching for my life, i feel as a mother now, i'm living my life, because my son is in the best place. >> jenny mccarthy, can't wait to see the show. premieres tonight on vh1. now let's head outside to willie. >> savannah, winter olympics about a year away. we begin our countdown "today" in sochi. men on trampolines behind me.
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analyst for nbc sports. first a little background on fr freestyle skiing. how is it different from alpine skiing? >> alpine is racing down a mountain. freestyle is inverted aerials, like gymnastics, 50 feet above the sky, aerials. >> a lot of the training actually does take place on trampolines? >> it's a great apparatus to train some of the tricks, do some of the flips. >> the names to watch. we begin with carney, won the gold in vancouver. should we expect more in sochi? >> absolutely. she's been dominating since her gold in vancouver. she won 11 out of 13 world cups. she's just getting better and better and better. she's the one to beat in sochi, fast, very smooth. great off the air jumps and will be tough to beat willie, for
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sure. >> you call her the michael phelps of free style. >> getting a taste of the podium. won two world cups this season and then she's very powerful on the jumps. you can see how strong she is as a skier through the big, long middle section of mogul courses. in mogul it's required to do two aerial tricks. she's very powerful when it comes to air. >> we'll keep an eye on the wilson brothers on the men's side. looks like a lot of good monday morning to you. 8:26. i'm laura gar see quaennen. it happened just after 9:00 on
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audubon drive in san jose close to story road and mclaughlin. police say the teenagers were shot near an elementary school. one was pronounced dead at the scene. the other is in the hospital but is expected to be okay. officers are investigating if the shooting was gang relate. this is the city's fourth homicide of the year. it's tough out here because first of all this is the volume of traffic past the coliseum. you see these low clouds. fog is an issue. low clouds around the bay area causing some slowing because you have to here. past the coliseum north there's a disabled vehicle at fifth and south. at davis is another issue. approaching the san mateo bridge, two crashes but they're off to the shoulder. your northbound routes kick in there's slowing in typical spots, really kicking in for 280 up toward cupertino. and we'll give aw live look through palo alto past university. >> thank you very much, mike.
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we'll have another local news update for you in about a half hour or so. hope you get a chance to enjoy your monday morning.
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8:30 now on this monday morning, the 4th of february, 2013. it is the morning after the super bowl. maybe a tad bit hungover. for al roker it means something different entirely. he and natalie morales bet each other that whoever's team lost, the other would dress up the other team's mascot. >> they took a field trip on friday. al went to san francisco. natalie was in baltimore. loser pays up. boy, is al roker paying right now. ravens casual this morning. >> yes. >> this is the best we could do. coe is a little busy right now, with parades and everything to
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get ready for. >> i have to say, i thought it would be more embarrassing, but you look good. >> thank you, yes. have you actually seen me? >> i guess maybe my expectations were low. >> the ray lewis dance? >> i knew the rockies dance. >> were you prepared to wear the full miner's outfit? >> i guess they were prepared in wardrobe. pretty close there. >> natalie was trash talking you on twitter last night. >> i'm feeling confident. >> then i got down there and pulled that plug, but -- >> coming up, we'll talk to the ravens coach, john harbaugh. i like that you have your glasses. >> i know. it's not helping. >> the winning coach, absolutely. we look forward to that. >> highest rated miniseries of
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all time here for a very special reunion. al will sit down and talk with them in a moment. >> are you going to wear this outfit? >> i don't want to scare them. before we get to all that, let's get a check of the weather. >> all righty. great idea. oh, you're over here. you look a lot better. let's show you what we've got as far as your weather for the week ahead. above-normal temperatures out west. lake-effect snow early part of the week through the great lakes. rain through the south. by the time we get to the midweek period we are looking at above-normal temperatures in the southeast. rain in the mississippi river valley. wet weather out west. latter part of the week, more lake-effect snow, including chicago for savannah and matt's friday field trip. we're looking at that. rain in the midatlantic states. below-normal temperatures out west. above-normal temperatures from the plains all the way down into texas. 8:33. i think that's a good look for
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him. taking a live look at the embark ka der pope we do have thick clouds. we'll notice some clearing, but a cool, cloudy day overall. between about 12:00 and 1:00 starting to see sunshine around the pay area. we'll get sun between 1:00 and 3:00, then those clouds will roll back on shore. enjoy today. 65 degrees in livermore, 63 degrees in san jose. much cooler and cloudier tomorrow >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks very much. quick hello to lisa rambo, the latest contestant to be voted off "the biggest loser" ranch. you just told me you lost 80 pounds? >> yes. >> who knew diet and exercise actually worked? >> you said that you had never worked out really in your life, never been on a treadmill before. when you left the ranch, you felt like an athlete. explain. >> i did.
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i knew that -- i got hooked up with dolvet, best trainer on the ranch. he really lit a fire in me. week two i knew i needed to start to be the way i wanted to be and then it was a matter of stepping up. >> this has helped you and your family as well. your husband is right over there. >> yes. >> he lost 170 pounds. between the two of us, we've lost a healthy adult, right? >> you have four children at home. you're busy people. for people who say i don't have time to exercise, what do you say to them? >> make it part of your life, incorporate your kids. make a decision. we were going sledding, snow sh shoe i shoeing up. up and down that hill is a workout. >> there you go. >> lost a combined 150-pound loss. congratulations, lisa and tony. thank you very much.
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biggest loser airs tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on nbc. coming up next, super bowl champion coach, john harbaugh. what was it like to beat his brother in the biggest game on the planet? we'll talk to him live. first this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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welcome back now at 8:37 with one of the most popular and influential miniseries in television history. 1977's "roots." we're in our own super bowl blackout here. based on powerful book, it traced the journey of ancestors from enslavement to eventual liberation. >> what's your name? >> kunta. kunta kinte.
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>> kunta kinte was played by lee var burton and kunt's daughter, kizzy played by leslie uggams and the slave that became kunta's confidante, fidler, played by louis gosset jr. it had to be, you know, pretty amazing in itself. did you have any idea how enduring and what a reaction this show would have? >> none whatsoever. >> not at all. >> we were in our bedrooms and kitchens talking about it. we didn't know if the world would accept it this way. >> we knew it was something special when we were filming it, but we had no idea what the impact was going to be. it was amazing. america stopped what they were doing to watch this television
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show. >> and it also had people, not just african-americans, but everybody all of a sudden looking at their roots. >> people forget that the title of alex's book is called "roots: the saga of an american family." it's not the story of black people in america. "roots" is the american story. >> when you were cast in this, did you have any idea that this -- people throw around the phrase role of a lifetime. >> right. >> but this truly was. >> it was. >> did you have any idea at the time? >> not a clue. i was 19 and didn't know a whole lot about anything. it's true. >> doing scenes with a young man like that because fiddler and kunta kinte had a kinship. so i saw levar being whipped. it really got to me. >> it was one of those roles that you became so identified
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with. what was that feeling like, to know that you had something that was never done before really? >> it's a miracle, you know. this is my 60th professional year. i've seen a tumultuous change. my relationship with kunta kinte and levar, apologized before he did the scene. i'm sorry, i have to go for it. i said go for it. i looked at that boy being beaten. i knew it was just felt and just makeup. your name is kunta kinte. that's what your name is. and i looked at him and said, you know, there's going to be a better day. that's what alex was talking b of course, there is a better day. look at you, look at us, look at our president. it is a better day. >> beside being an amazing role,
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it had to be, i assume, emotionally draining day in and day out to act these scene. >> it was very painful, especially the wagon scene. >> yes. >> i realized, my goodness, people were torn away from their families and sold and never to see their relations again. and just to have that happen. and you're totally helpless. there's nothing you can do, nothing your parents can do. and it was just gut wrenching for me. >> levar, you have gone on to obviously some other amazing roles, but when you have something like that so early, does it put maybe some undue pressure on you, that you have to try to match something of this import? >> there was a real challenge to me at the beginning of my career. and my decision was that i had no choice but to just do the best i could every time out because you just -- roles like that don't come along but once
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in every other lifetime. and so i'm just really grateful that 35 years later, i'm -- we're still here. >> we're still here. >> and working. >> that's the best part. >> that's the best part. and working. >> levar burton, leslie uggams, louis gosset jr., thank you very much. >> airing tomorrow night on pbs. head coach john harbaugh, next. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:45. he is on top of the football world this morning. john harbaugh, head coach of the super bowl winning baltimore ravens is with us from baltimore this morning.
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coach, congratulations. >> thank you very much. it's great to be with you guys. >> a lot of people would start an interview asking about the game. i'm not going to do that. i'm going to ask about the power outage. what was going through your mind at that moment? >> just stunned. i looked up and i said i think the lights went out. it was really a great observation there. it was just crazy. we haven't seen that one before. that was new. >> coach, did that change the dynamic of this game? you were up 28-6. lights go out. all of a sudden it looks like the 49ers get second life there. >> it did change the whole complexion. they did a great job. they changed momentum. it wasn't the lights, power o outage, it was the 49ers. not unexpected. going against my brother all these years, you had a sense that they would come roaring back. his team has so much of his personality. they came roaring back. i'm proud of jim and very impressed with that team.
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>> of course, this was all in the family. every game must have a winner and a loser. in this case, you mentioned, it is your own brother. did you have a chance to speak to him? and what did you say? >> we just spoke on the field right after the game. we haven't spoken since then. i talked to my parents and stuff. he's a great coach, great man. i'm so proud of him. and, you know, we'll move on and there will be lots of challenges in the future and they'll be back, for sure. >> is this going to be one of those things where you can joke about it, trash talk over the holidays or maybe not for a few years? >> i don't think that will ever be the case. anybody who has a brother, you have brothers, you understand how that works. there's no consolation. you just move on to the next thing, next competition or whatever. but really more the family. i love him. we have a great family. we all get along, have a lot of fun. there will be more games. i'm just so proud of him. i think he's the best coach in football. what he has accomplished there in the last two years with the san francisco 49ers, what their
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team has accomplished with their coaches is unparalleled. >> none of us will ever know what you're feeling today, having defeated your brother in the super bowl. we may never see it again in another super bowl. any mixed emotions? of course you're on top of the world winning the game but about beating your brother? >> completely mixed emotions. walking across the field, i was in his shoes and if it had gone the other way, i know he would have been, too. great to see for our fans, players, coaches. everybody did such a great job. it is a great thing, great accomplishment. at the same time when you're talking about your brother, your blood, your family, you're going to feel that, too. >> coach, savannah has been in the film room all morning, breaking down the game tape. she wanted me to ask you if you were surprised that your brother did not run kaepernick on any of those final four downs given what he had been able to do there in the second half. are you surprised they threw the ball and didn't use his legs?
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>> not at all. that's what they had to do. we set up the defense so that would be impossible. we were bringing everybody pretty much on every one of the snaps from second down on. there was really nowhere for him to run. the play calls were perfect. they did a good job of executing them. give our guys credit on defense. they did a great job playing defense, great job of execute i ing. the job he did, calling the game all throughout the game but especially there at the end. they did what they had to do. colin made the right choices to throw the ball given the defense he was presented with. >> congratulations to you not just on winning, but great story. hope you get some sleep now and enjoy the day. >> thanks a lot. we were watching your show this morning in the room. you guys do a great job. we love your show. >> thanks, coach. >> thanks, coach. congratulations. >> now that he likes us, i think our day -- our day's not getting better after that. >> you're happy with the kaepernick answer? >> yes. it was gnawing at me.
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recipes. printable shopping list is available right now at donnate donnatelerestaurant here in new york. you claim to me this is easy. even i could do this. >> even you could do it. print out the recipes and cook this week. >> absolutely. stuffed shells. >> oldie but a goody. take them out half the cooking advertisement al dente. oil them and put them right here. >> how long does cooking al dente, typically? >> about 10 minutes. after five minutes, take them out. >> got it. >> then ground lean beef i browned in garlic. simple pan of marinara with garlic. simmer 20 minutes. we're going to switch. i'm going to put you to work. >> yes, ma'am. for now i'm going to put some sauce in the meat and start
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mixing. >> right into the meat? >> right into the meat. i love stuffed shells. it's a complete dinner. everyone in the family loves it. your kids will love t you add the pasta. >> can you mix up the meat a little bit? >> yes, you can. if you want to use lean turkey, it's great. if you want to use part skim you can. i'm cooking lower fat these days now that i'm over 40 and had a baby. >> even stuffed shells can be low fat, really? >> come on. get in there. mix it. >> you don't really want me to, it turns out. i was going slow for a reason. no control over there. okay. >> now we have a casserole with oil. i'm going to put a little sauce on the bottom and i want you to take a spoon and stuff one. >> oh, yeah. here we go. >> it really is simple, but it seems like it's difficult. >> how did i do? >> pretty good. >> is that enough in there?
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>> perfect. >> do another one. >> you line the bottom with oil? >> you have an oven on at 350, then top it with a little sauce. you put a little parmesan on top and, bam! >> wow! how long does this go in the oven? >> five, ten minutes to get a nice crust. it's already cooked everything. it's great for planning if you're a mother, too. you can have it in the oven right when the kids come home, turn it on, finish it off and you're done. >> total time is 20 minutes? >> 20, 30 minutes. it's truly easy. you want balance for the week. salmon, but i cooked it in parchment, heart healthy. i think it's heart month. >> it is. >> my husband is a heart surgeon. >> you should probably know that, donnatella. >> very balanced and fun. >> al and natalie.
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>> what happened? >> she sped me up and i started throwing it up. >> do you love stuffed shells? >> i love stuffed shells. >> who doesn't love stuffed shells? >> they remind me of my childhood. >> she heard stuffed shells. >> little salad? >> light salad, greens. you can do rice with salmon. complete dish. each of these are complete on their own and you just need a healthy green. >> and the advantage of parchment paper on the fish is -- >> it's an easy way to cook your fish in a very healthy way. you just wrap it in parchment. cook t you can't overcook it. you put vegetables that in season like carrots, turn ips, white wine and olive oil. >> fancier version of boy scout packs. >> exactly. >> sorry about the mess i made. up next, "today's" edition
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this monday morning, 4th day of february. i'm willie geist, along with savannah, al, natalie and our special guest, donny deutsch
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joining us for take three. good night for the ads? >> i think it was an okay night for the ads. when you look at the success of the clydesdale ad, we're going back to human stories. let's have people finish spots on the air and -- >> nostalgia. >> yeah. really, people want back to basics and great human story. >> we'll dig in to some of those ads in a few moments. take one, most memorable moment, jennifer hudson, we just talked to her here in the studio, and the sandy hook choir from the elementary school in newtown, connecticut, singing "america the beautiful." fair to say not a dry eye in the house or any house when that song was going on. >> you can see the football players even struggling on the field. they want to go in there, all ra ramped up for the game. but that was very emotional. >> jennifer talked about how hard the rehearsal was, to be around those kids. she said she went around, hugged them one by one. said i'm praying for you. you combine the stage she's on with the gravity of that moment,
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that's a huge performance. >> we were chatting before she went on with you and said i don't even know how you got through or even was able to sing. but the kids, i thought, were beautiful. >> they were wonderful. >> the whole spectacle from perspective. >> put it on a human level. >> and then we go past half time. looks like the game is going to be a blowout. 28-6 ravens. people are getting ready to tune out. >> beyonce knocked it out. >> we'll get to beyonce. >> then the lights went out, quite literally. half the lights in the superdome. at least half of them go dark. john harbaugh, he said i think the lights just went out. >> same thing. >> so while this was going on, there are 231,500 tweets, hash tags included power outage, blackouts, super bowl blackout, blackout bowl. just a wild moment for which this game will be remembered. >> this is going to sound weird. i really enjoyed the blackout.
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that was probably my favorite part of the game. >> you need a life. >> i was like, come on, get back to it. >> it's unexpected. you don't -- reading the funny things on twitter. i watched the super bowl for the blackout. >> that's not supposed to happen. in this world -- you assume at that level -- >> that they test every bulb. >> we live in a time for a split second a lot of people got scared. >> little nervous. >> you think there would be backups. >> wait a second, 2013. so i got scared. thank goodness that's all it was. >> i thought the worst. on twitter, people were hash taging, the reference to the dark knight, there was a scene in that movie. >> i never even thought of that. >> i said to my husband, oh, my gosh, there's a scene in that movie. it crossed my mind for a second. hearing jenna wolfe this morning saying everybody was having fun, being positive and nobody got
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nervous. that was good to hear. >> some companies actually jumped on the band wagon, like oreo, making that power out, no problem. you can still dunk in the dark. like 10,000 -- retweeted 10,000 times within an hour. >> any time an advertiser can kind of seize the moment and be part of the pop culture, i bet beer -- beer consumption went through the roof at that point. serious. >> i can report that guacamole consumption went through the roof in one household. >> honestly, though, the numbers are going to come out. it's going to hurt. we talked about this earlier. there was a blowout. 35, 40 minutes, they lost a lot of audience. >> do you think people tuned in when they heard there's something crazy going on? >> they were tuned in any how. it's the only time in this country we are all doing the same thing. it's america's town meeting. it's a special, special day. >> and we all watch for the commercial. >> of course we do.
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>> super bowl commercials. al, you and i, donny, too, agreed on this farmers ad, which was dodge ram truck. what was it about that spot? >> a brilliant advertiser kind of, what i call, co-op an emf i emfamic esos. all that's great about farmers goes into this truck. we sometimes can take farmers for granted. it was beautiful, well done, contrasting the opposite of what jeep did with veterans, which i felt was exploiting. i felt take ownership of all that's great of servicemen and said, hey, here's our jeep. >> i didn't mind that so much. i got a little emotional watching it. >> there was some emotion but then to say, okay, we're selling jeeps with this? i don't know. >> in some way the farm er ad struck me a little bit that way, too, commercializing the farmer with the jeep. i was kind of like -- although you didn't -- not the jeep, the dodge ram truck. although you didn't see it as
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much throughout. >> which ad did you guys think sucked? >> i think a lot of them. >> come on. we don't want to lose advertisers here, but which ones are you scratching your heads at? >> you know, i think the go daddy thing. >> go daddy. >> but that's a perfect example of, it's interesting. ad that is you like versus effective. we were very deliberate. obviously a lot of people are rewatching our ad. you have a lot of kids watching it. >> if your kids there's a message that, in a strange way, the nerd can win. >> i love that. >> nice going. jeep, you're a little uncomfortable with but, you know, bar refaeli and this kid sucking face, you're like -- well, son -- the chia commercial, i thought that was terrific. >> that was cute.
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>> hyundai, that was cute. >> mercedes devil ad? >> i liked it. >> worpd what they pay for sympathy for the devil. had to be 3 million to 5 million. >> is that a popular group? >> advertisers have at their fingertips, the music, celebrities. i think contrasting also celebrities, i thought the spot with seth rogan was great, making fun of celebrityies. versus amy poehler, who i love, showed up in best buy. it was just a celebrity endorsement. when you can have fun with yourselves is when it works. >> clydesdale we all loved, though. >> great ad. half time, beyonce turned the lights out. >> literally. >> reunited with destiny's child after six years, came out and absolutely killed it. >> overwhelmed by the performance. >> beyonce is amazing. i thought -- you know, that is theiterally in
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the world. when destiny's child came out i leaned in further and showed me maybe there wasn't the same level as the stones or some other people. she was great but somehow she didn't seem to be holding as muc much. >> i think she totally speaks to a younger generation, absolutely. in the past, super bowl has gone for the older crowd. >> this is an '80s panel. >> exactly. >> did you notice it when destiny's child came up, the whole thing went up, whole energy went up. it's suggestive of me -- >> no. that doesn't mean there's no energy to start with. >> what do i know? >> and then it was more exciting. >> look, you have handlers that will walk in and grab you. >> baby boomers back out here. >> i'm donny deutsch and i approve this message.
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>> "meet the press." take three has gotten very ornery. >> strange but delicious things happening over here. cookie or cream oreo created life-size statues of us. >> we've come a long way when i'm the cream and willie is the chocolate cookie. >> is that you, willie? >> you or ronald reagan. >> it's me. >> can we eat them? >> no. >> no. >> that's just not right. >> so are you cookie or cream? >> i don't know. which one is -- >> i'm cream. >> you eat it, right into the cream? >> they belong together, you know. it's like a symphony. >> wow! >> you like that one. >> getting deep. >> they've got this thing for the next three days. you can post a photo with the #cookiethis or #creamthis. oreo, in return, will re-create
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your photograph made of cookies or cream. >> just in time for the holidays. there you go. >> it wasn't in the budget to have your bust made. donny, thanks a lot. >> large glass of milk to go with that? >> you'll need that to get through me and al's head over there. natalie has the headlines. okay. now in its seventh day, officials say they still don't have a motive for why 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is holding a child host nanlg an underground bunker. the child is being identified only as ethan. authorities are talking with dykes p, accused of shooting the boy's school bus driver during the abduction. a funeral was held friday for that driver who died trying to protect the kids on his bus. navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle and a friend at the shooting range. eddie ray routh, 25-year iraq
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war veteran, is charged with killing chris kyle and chad littlefield over the weekend. authorities say routh may have mental health problems and is on suicide watch. as many as 15 people are being questioned in the disappearance and death of a new york city woman in turkey. turkish police say sarai sierra died from a blow to her head. her body was found saturday near the remnants of an ancient city wall in istanbul. the 33-year-old mother of two was last heard from on january 21st, just before she was supposed to fly home from her solo vacation in turkey. amazing recovery for teen activists malala yousafzai. a video message has been released, showing her speak out for the first time. malala was shot in the head by the taliban last october in her native pakistan. she was oshot for her outspoken
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advocacy. >> today i can see that i'm alive. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today i can see that i'm getting better day by day. >> just an incredible young lady. she also announces the establishment of her new charity, the malala fund for girls' education. the message was recorded before malala's most recent surgery over the weekend, which the doctors have described as a success. the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night he addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians, saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity the same way
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everyone else does. researchers in england say they have found a skeleton of king richard iii. dna results show the battle scarred bones under a parking lot are, no doubt, those of the king killed in battle some years ago. he was immortalized by william shakespeare as a brutal tyrant who said now is our winter of discontent and my kingdom for a horse. the king will be reburied at a nearby cathedral early next year. lovestruck zombies of "warm bodies" heated up the box office with a $20 million opening. last week's hansel & gretel: witch hunters" dropped to second and "silver linings playbook" came in third. >> warm body. >> when you and i dropped off richard iii when we went out drinking, he wasn't up there, was he? >> that parking lot? >> carried up a few blocks.
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>> nice. >> i don't remember that. >> natalie, thanks a lot. al, how about a check of the weather? >> some lake-effect snow to talk about. a clipper coming across, bringing snow from milwaukee, chicago, as far south as cincinnati and on into pittsburgh. as the systems make their way across, the first one is coming through this afternoon, late this morning into the afternoon hours and a second system comes down from canada and brings more snow to duluth, minneapolis, on into milwaukee. look generally for three to six inches of snow but lake-enhanced snow will add to that, anywhere from six to nine inches in parts of pennsylvania on into upstate new york between os 9:14 on a back-to-work monday. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. a live look at san jose. we have some really foggy conditions here. not just here in san jose, all across the bay area. your futurecast tells the store toef day. a lot of that fog starting to
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clear. then we'll see a pretty good amount of sunshine for the day. warms up to the mid6. much cooler as we head through your tuesday. >> that's your latest weather. that was stevie wonder. >> in the budweiser voodeoo, tht was stevie wonder. >> i don't think anybody knew that. >> they should have broke into song or something. >> all right, al, thanks. donny, thank you. coming up next, inside celebrity homes, right after this. ♪
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>> they are. it's a lot of fun to go and show another sign of a celebrity. it's very surprising. >> let's take a look at elton john's place, the new place in los angeles. tell us about it. >> new place in los angeles is a kid-friendly home. that's the biggest change. they now have zachar who is 2, and a newborn, elijah. this house is all about privacy and it's a real sanctuary for them. people in the public eye, it's nice to know they can have a place where they can kick back and enjoy their family and their friends. this place is so sunny and cheerful. it's really built around art. elton john has an extraordinary art collection, collecting art glass, paintings, and photography. >> and shoes, apparently. >> and shoes. those are his shoes. >> his bedroom looks something like a museum. is that fair to say? >> it's fair to say he has one of the most important collections of photographs. for the first time they're all
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displayed in one place. that house is all about the art. elton told us it's really all about the kids and everything is very child friendly, indoor/outdoor fabrics. >> his child friendly looks different than my child friendly. >> yes. it's about as casual as you can get if you're elton john. >> absolutely. let's take a look at will ferrell's place, new york city apartment. used to be a printing factory, i guess. >> it's a loft downtown. will ferrell is a funny guy. you would not expect him to be so chic. look at this place. it is really, really sophisticate sophisticated. he is also an architecture, and his wife really loves a lot of antiques, filled with mid-century furniture, worked with l.a. modern auctions for a long time. she knows her stuff. this is also a kid-friendly place. they have three little boys between the ages of 3 and 8. that's one of their bedrooms. the wall there is coverd with
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recycled newspaper, one of their favorite things, they said. >> really cool. simple modern look it looks like. >> uh-huh. >> let's go to another one. john legend. he has kind of cool tastes. what does his place look like? >> so cool and so john legend. he was so excited about decorating. he workd with don stewart, who he met through kanye west. this place is so fun to photograph. little bit of an exotic vibe. he actually has a recording studio at home. a lot of new furniture, old furniture. but it has a great sense of warmth. >> and he has a zen garden in the back as well? >> he does have a zen garden. a lot of terraces around the house. >> very cool. fun look inside celebrity homes. margaret russell, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> good to talk to you. still ahead, olympian leah neil. first these messages. regular lowfat yogurt. and at 80 calories,
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temperatures will be comfortable. by noon climbing to the mid-, a couple 60s at noon. then the mid-60s to round tout day. the warmest of the week. get outside and enjoy it while it lasts. that goes for san jose as well. as we get through tuesday into wednesday things start to change. much cooler weather just around the corner now. you'll break out that umbrella by thursday. that fog you're talking about, folk, you'll hear the fog horns at the carquinez bridge. but the bay bridge metering lights, those are off. because a lot of traffic is held up in oakland, look at this shot past the coliseum. now, that cleared about 20 minutes ago, but the slowdown continues northbound from san lorenzo all the way up into downtown. again, all lanes are now cleared from northbound 880. southbound 880 a couple of crashes in both directions will
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be a distraction as you head south or north. there's the south bay. look at the fog with the orange. >> a lot of it out there. be careful if you're headed tout door. another local news update in a half hour. on things you we know you look around for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now best foods mayonnaise is just $2.77. so pile it on. pizza is served. digiorno pizza is just $3.88. and here's a treat. dreyer's ice cream is only $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. back now with more of "today" on this monday, february 4th. i'm willie geist alongside natalie morales and al roker. after swimming her way to the bronze in the 2012 olympics,
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leah neale is on a list celebrating african-americans. we'll look at who else is on that list. plenty of time to make a special gift for your loved ones. they're more personal and may save you some money perhaps. top children's hospitals in the country. we'll reveal the just released list. >> we'll check that out shortly. how about a quick check of the weather? >> let's look ahead, see what we've got for you, starting with the afternoon temperatures way below normal up to the north and west, especially the northern plains. we're looking at warmer than usual temperatures with a jet stream up to the north out in the western part of the country. and as far as our afternoon highs and current conditions, we are looking at snow making its way to the upper great lakes, northeast. lot of rain in the gulf coast into the midatlantic states. more sunshine, cooler than usual temperatures in the southwest on into
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9:31 on a back-to-work monday. thick fog forcing slowdowns down there. give yourself ample time to reach your destination safely. between the hours of noon and 2:00 p.m. 65 in livermore as a result, 65 in gilroy, 63 in los gatos and 61 down in santa cruz. your coastal cities will be much cooler with that fog hanging around. tomorrow a few stray showers possible up in north bay, then bright sunshine for your north bay. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. this morning, we are revealing the grio's 100 list, coinciding with black history month. celebrates african-americans who are making a difference in sports, entertainment, politics, education and more. david wilson is the executive editor of and leah neale, who made her
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list, by swimming to the bronze as a bronn olympian in the 2012 london olympics. >> we are a division of nbc news. we launched in june 2009. we wanted to do something where each year we celebrate african-american history month in a different way, looking forward. we always honor our past, but we also want to honor the folks who are coming forward today, who will be doing great things in the years to come. >> this suspect just a list that affects african-americans. it affects all americans. >> absolutely. president obama talks about citizenship. you can't find a list of better citizens, people who are actually, you know, really making sure that children have better education, that there's health awareness, who are actually volunteering, going into service for our country. so this list is really about 100 americans who just happen to be
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black. >> let's talk about the young woman sitting here, leah neale. besides the obvious, the medals around her neck, what is it about her that made you want to put her on this list? >> she's obviously very well accompli accomplished, won a bronze at the last olympics. we also see she's going to have a very bright future, hoping to see her down in brazil in 2016. so she's -- i think she's quite poised and accomplished and very much an inspiration to a lot of young african-american women. >> this is a sport where you don't see a lot of african-americans chart an inkr incredible path as you have been able to. what do you say to those who aspire to what you have done? >> i think what i would say to those people who kind of look up to me or kind of do what i did, just to keep to it. keep to your goals. it's not going to be like 100% like easy the whole way. but you just have to be persistent and you'll eventually
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achieve what you want to achieve. >> you're going to be a role model for all these kids who are coming up. who inspired you? who is your role model? >> while i was growing up with swimming -- when i first got involved in the sport, i very much looked up to natalie coughlin. she was just like the it girl. she was everywhere. she was beautiful and fast. she had so much accomplishments. and then as i grew older, i started looking up to more and more of the national team. and then to be on the same team as them and represent the u.s. was just amazing. i realized how great all these people actually were. >> you're a high school senior, going to stamford, soon, too. >> yeah. >> and had you vu stve you stopk about how your life has changed? when you win that medal, obviously, it takes you in a whole different direction. how has your life changed since then? >> it's changed a lot with all the media, interviews and also
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getting to meet very interesting and new people. it's just been -- it's changed for the better. i'm so blessed to have this. >> we look forward to seeing you, hopefully in rio, as david wilson talked about. david wilson and leah neale, thank you so much. you can find out more on we'll have more profiles of the top 100 list. up next, personalized valentine's day gifts. ure. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why dentists recommend polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day.
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>> announcer: "today" celebrates valentine's day is brought to you by silky smooth dove chocolate promises. the perfect little treat for all your valentines. this morning on "today" celebrates valentine's day, homemade gifts with a very personal touch. jodi levine joins us. good to have you here. >> good to be here. >> this idea comes from photos. >> people are taking so many pictures nowadays on their phones and so many great apps help you easily turn them black
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and white. we used a lot of photography in our valentine's. >> first a little sweet treat but first with that personal touch. >> we found these cute boxes online that are clear. >> where did you find these? >> we printed the pictures on vellum, which is cool because it's transluscent. you take your box lid, trace it, cut out the circle. i'll show you how to put it in the box. it's so easy. take a glue stick, couple of dabs of glue. you don't even need to use a lot. the paper is very lightweight. you pop it on the lid. i did the wrong side. you pop just a couple of dabs. >> you also made delicious-looking cookies. >> you could fill these with homemade treats or go to the store and get candy, whatever you want to do. see how cute that is?
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>> gorgeous. all right. i'll move on to my next project here. jewelry. >> this is a sweet way to give a photograph. it's a very sentimental gift. the craft store instead of the jewelry store. jewelry making aisle of the craft store, a modern necklace here. that would be cool for a grandma, one with each grand kid. >> tiny picture to go in there. >> they have all different sizes. we had a lot of fun finding photographs where they interact with a locket as a way to present it. you see there's a picture right here with a baby. and it looks like the baby is holding the locket. this is a cute way to present it. >> i like that idea. >> i get stationary? tell me what to do here. >> sending out valentines you can do a stationary upgrade. we love the way high-end stationary has that tipped edge, bright pop of color. this is an effect you can get at home. take a straight edge ruler.
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these pens are very vibrant and bright. if you just line -- put your ruler to the and edgy rub the marker back and forth. >> what color are we using here? >> bright orange. love these bright colors for valentine's day and take sticky paper. these stickers at the craft store cut a stamp edge. >> i love that. >> regular cards or envelopes. >> dresses it up a little bit. gives it a little pop. al, making pillows, his favorite. >> first these bags. personalized bags. >> these canvas pouchs are great. there's no sewing. they're prebought. you can get fabric that goes into your ink jet printer. we printed this on to the fabric
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and then ironed it on to the facing. >> it turns it into like a patch. i'm going to lay it on here. you don't want to put your iron on to the photograph. take a scrap fabric, give it a little iron. and use a very hot iron, no steam. >> you don't have to buy a new piece of equipment. >> no, you have it. and you probably have an ink jet printer. and you're done. you can even put a gift inside of it. >> gift within a gift. >> yes. >> and you can make pillows. >> yes. >> guys love a pillow. >> can't get enough. >> on the bed, 30, 40 pillows. >> 20 pillows. >> that would be terrific. >> go over there, al. sit on that chair. >> yeah. >> they have this nice linen that goes into your ink jet printer. >> it goes right on the pillow? >> yes. we soed it into a very simple
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pillow. >> who are these people? >> friends and family. >> do they even know they're on a pillow? >> probably not. >> thank you very much. >> willie is really into the project. >> you just need to do 100 more of those. >> jodi levine, thank you so much. great ideas for all of us. thanks. coming up next, the country's best children's hospitals right after this. [ female announcer ] this year, i have a lot more than one valentine.
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send your own free kleenex® care pack... full of soothing essentials at kleenex®. america's softest tissue. >> announcer: "today's" health is brought to you by kleenex brand tissues, softness worth sharing. >> with more on "today's" health, the best children's hospitals in the country. from "parents" magazine, revealing their top picks. dana, good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how did you come up with this survey and the hospital that is ended up on the list?
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>> this took an exhaustive amount of research. we went to more than 66 children's hospitals in the u.s. and we asked them each to fill out the survey, a thousand data points. 66,000 pieces of data later, we have the winners. >> from data points to dana points. like that. >> right. >> number one, children's hospital of philadelphia, better known as c.h.o.p.s. >> exactly. >> why listed as number one? >> you have to do everything well, which is true of all the hospit hospitals on our list. >> this is a very close list. >> yes. severe cases of leukemia and one-dose treatments for neuroblastoma and lymphoma. >> as far as research and studies go, unparalleled, boston. >> exactly. they published thousands of studies the past two years. you also had to be family friendly. boston children's hospital has a clown care unit from the big
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apple circus. >> that's great. >> not about caring for clowns. clowns will come and interact with the children and make them feel better. >> in cincinnati, their hospital there. >> cincinnati children's hospital medical center was number three on the list. they're really interesting. they do a lot of things well. they put an mri in their neo neonatal intensive care unit. they're leading a study of migraine prevention for children and next month will open up pet visitation so that pets and kids can visit, they can see their actual pets from home. >> neonatal care, children's hospital in milwaukee exceeds in that. >> exactly. children's hospital there, 90% of babies born under 2.2 pounds, the most severe preemies, 90% go home with their families, an exceptional rate. >> in aurora, colorado, number five overall but you say their family friendliness far exceeds everyone's. >> specialty lists for heart care, preemie care and cancer
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care. they were number one on the family friendliness list. >> let's say you can't get to one of these five. what should you be looking for in a children's hospital? >> if you have a child with a very severe condition, for some families that means you have to travel to get to one. you want to enlist the help of your child's personal physician or specialty team and really don't give up. you can often enroll a child who is really ill in a study and those hospitalizations are paid for, for families who really need it. >> dana, thank you very much. this is "today" on nbc.
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up next, kathie lee and hoda, probably talking about the big game. >> that's right. super bowl mania after your local news and weather. have a great day, everyone.
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good morning to you. it's 9:56. i'm marl will tell easy. a teenager is dead and another in a hospital after they were shot on the san jose streets late last night. it happened just after 9:00 in audubon drive near story road and mclaughlin. police say the teenagers were shot near an elementary school. one was pronounced dead talt scene. the other is in the hospital but is expected to be okay. officers are investigating whether the shooting was gang related. this is the city's fourth homicide of the year. a foggy start to your monday. let's get a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> hey, thanks, yeah. back to work monday. we still have some dense fog out
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there, but we'll see a mild and sunny finish to the day. low clouds and drizzle on the way for the morning hours and maybe a stray north bay shower into the afternoon. end of the week talking about much cooler weather. temperatures are slated to tumble. make sure you're ready for that pop today will be the warmest day of the week. 65 in gilroy. 63 in fremont and 63 here in beautiful san jose. tuesday to wednesday the 50s return, then rain thursday to friday. fan fest looking good on saturday. some of that fog still around. we'll call it low clouds because it's above the deck on the roadway. visibility as you drive is okay, but it's tough to see the roads. a pretty light flow of traffic. 880 on the map north of here it's still slow on the map. and 101 also slow. this is the same area where our road weather index is showing low clouds and fog may be
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affecting your view, as you just saw. the crash at stevenson has cleared through fremont. 680 coming out of sunol. we've got a live look at the crash just clearing. 680 at vargas. that's why you see the jam here. no metering lights. >> we'll be back in 30 minutes. ♪
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1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody. welcome to fun day, monday, february 4th. our last fun day, monday, until it starts to be really fun. >> we are building it up into oi monster of a show. we don't know what it is going to be. >> wednesday is the day we start drippingi drinking on this show. until then, we are going to have a raspberry lemon cooler. it is supposed to be spicy. >> wow. how was your super bowl weekend. >> it was a fun weekend. >> you went down to palm beach. i did go to palm beach. i go to palm beach for a book signing. i'm signing book's outside of jennifer miller's jewelry store, a friend of ours and who walks up, screaming, where is kathie lee, over and over again, but regis. she kept saying, i sherd sheards coming. koda, what are you doing here? he was in the middle of it
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lathering it up. he kept going, is she here, is she here? >> we get together for dinner as often as we. usually, it is every six weeks or so. we try to. i just love it. we pick up where we were before. every time we would walk into a restaurant, regis, i just like to quietly get into a little booth. somebody goes, that's right, it is regis. look who is here. i can't get rid of her. it is kathie lee. she wants her old job back. i said, i'll try. before you know it, the whole place is in a frenzy. >> that place was so happeny and then he left and it was over and i was still there. >> that's the way he does. ambushes and leaves you there to pick up the paces. >> no super bowl party at your house. >> nfor the first time in 27 years we did not have a super bowl party. i love all our friends that come to it but it is a lot of work.
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it's a lot of work and we are getting too old. let the young people throw the parties and we'll come. >> there were so many surprises in the game. >> shall we walk down memory lane a little. >> it started off being a blowout. baltimore was killing it. it looked like one of those games you were going to yawn through like a lot of super bowls are, spend more time focusing on your hotdogs than the game. suddenly, the lights went out, unbelievable, to are 34 minutes. the dome lights inside. part of them stayed on. most of them were off. >> can you imagine how that takes all the momentum out of it? >> everybody's emotions. all their emotions are already on the surface. a lot of fights were breaking out. you could tell it was just going to be very tense. that's when i went to bed. >> me too. then, they turned the beat around. san francisco. >> which they have been doing. >> and had this great comeback. at the end, they couldn't win it. it was exciting, fun with a little bit of drama. >> i heard there was a little
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bit of drama. the two brothers, coaches, said they weren't nice enough to one another. >> they didn't hug but they seemed nice. here is the thing. those two, if you fast forward to like three thanks givings from now, when it is just two of them and they are having a conversation about that game and the coach from san francisco thinks there was an interference call missed at the end, you can already picture. i can't imagine they don't say, look, it is just me and you. you tell me that. can you picture it? >> i picture it is going to be like one of those things. >> i don't know. i doubt whether we will be privy to it if and when it happens. they will keep their business to themselves. everybody was talking about beyonce. she blue ew it away. >> killed it. ♪ ♪ baby, it is you ♪ you are the one i love ♪ you are the one i need ♪ you are the only one i see >> come on, sing it, girl. >> yep. when the lights come on. >> come on.
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>> oh, yeah! ♪ come on, baby >> she is one of the finest live performers you will ever see in your life. i've been around since methusala and nobody is like beyonce. >> that's the best halftime performance i have ever seen. >> ever, ever, ever. she just has such precision. all the great performance come here out on the plaza all the time. i have never seen precision like that. >> she practiced that one to the end. she was clearly going to sing like that. then, she showed up with destiny's child. >> they are still fantastic together, really, really good. >> i couldn't believe that. >> i'm happy for her. really, that whole thing with the anthem before was much ado about nothing. >> alicia keys did the intro i think she was singing it live. i said the other day they don't let you do it. in light of beyonce's situation with the inaugural, since we are in the superdome and there are no f-16s flying over. she made you knew it was live.
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>> a, the piano and "b" the way she paused at certain times. or else she was trying to remember the lyrics. >> who doesn't. ♪ oh, say can you see ♪ by the dawn's early light >> with that song, you never know why people are taking the pauses. is it and the mountains -- >> the pressure has got to be crazy. >> oh, my. i got up in church to read the scripture and i was trembling. i have no idea. >> no. the time that i sang the national anthem, ten years later, i was at my friend, david friedman's partner's church, i said, boy has my career done well. i am goi i have gone from the super bowl to a unity church on top of a
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ford dealership. >> the last time the san francisco 49ers won the super bowl was the one -- >> i did sing at that. >> the touching moment came as the 26 kids from the chorus of the sandy hook elementary school came to the stage with jennifer hudson and sang. >> beautiful. >> "god bless america". >> it was so beautiful. i often enjoy in song even more than the anthem. it is so profoundly personal. you could tell how it was touching the players. right before a game, you could feel that kind of a wash of emotion with something. >> that was beautiful. >> that was really beautiful. that's the best of america right there. there were a lot of commercials that were -- >> some hits, a lot of misses. >> overall, i wasn't -- >> i didn't see the second half, as i said. i did see that guy run for the largest touchdown, 109 yards.
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that was unbelievable. >> one of my favorite ads was the one with the taco bell with the old -- >> it looked like betty white was going to show up any second off the rocker. >> it reminded me of cocoon in the movie where everyone goes a little crazy. >> my favorite one was the clydesdale. >> let's watch a little bit. okay. they are breaking out of the old folks home. >> yeah! ♪ >> i guess we are going to watch the whole thing. >> just parts of it. >> it is adorable. >> it really is. >> not that you can't have fun when you are 90. you can do it if you really want to. the time commercial was cute. >> that was one with the joe montana. the catsup stain. this guy is sitting there eating fries and out of nowhere -- >> dude, you got montana on your jesse.
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>> i do. >> then, he becomes unbelievably famous. >> he was on the "today" show five times. >> it's real. >> the miracle montana stain is all over the nation. >> until what happens is i don't know how much you see of this. >> i saw the stain. >> stain on a stick. >> montanaland. >> here it is. >> where's my 49ers jersey? >> i washed it. >> you washed it. >> it had a stain on it. >> oh! >> go ravens! >> that was so great. >> i was thinking about that one this morning. when was it decided that it was going to be between san francisco and baltimore? only a couple of weeks ago. they shot that thing that fast.
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they knew who was in the finals but you are right. isn't that amazing. think about that. a lot of those other ones are made months and months in advance. they came up with that very, very quickly. >> you are right. can we say hi to julie? >> we did a ten years later contents winner. julie is a two-time breast cancer survivors, breast and ovarian. her doctors in 2006 told her she had a 17% chance of living, it is 2013, six years later and she is still defying the odds. she is living well. look at how beautiful she is. >> we are going to lunch together. >> oh, really. excellent. >> we'll see you a little bit later. in the meantime, we are a little bit late having our everyone has a story get back on track because of the new year. beyonce is not the only one that can rock a stadium. our winner today and we will
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have something for her on thursday is vicky durfy. well, they have two names here. >> vicky and lisa. >> lisa miller. and her daughter, from rochester, new york. vicky and lisa are on the phone now. after her son was deployed overseas, he asked her to send a gift to his girlfriend. i guess that's who lisa is. they didn't tell me the name before. vicky started a really cool nonfrost called full circle home. he said, if i can't be there, mom, will you take her a gift for christmas. she realized there must be so many moms with significant others that would love to receive something special. she started doing it with the help of all of her friends. >> that's great. >> her friend picked it up. i wrote this song a long time ago. they have been sending gifts to the troops. it sounded like a christmas thing in the past but now they do it for mother's day. so we thought we would highlight their story to give everybody
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time to get in their request for mother's day. coming up before we know it, it will be here. >> vicky and lisa, sorry, you guys, i butchered that. are you guys excited to come see us? >> oh, my gosh, we are so excited. >> are you guys drinking? >> all righty. so you'll be here on thursday. we'll get everything right by then. david and i have written a song i think you are going to really, really love. i'm not sure who is singing it yet but we will figure it all out. thank you, ladies, god bless time for our favorite things. you want to go first. >> this is something, i talked about it once before. rita hazon root concealer spray. i want you to look right now. not great. it is time. terrible. i need to go. so this saves your buns. rita hazon, you can get it in different colors. >> that's the first time you have ever repeated. >> because i needed it and i didn't have one. >> okay. mine is i think quite adorable. this is amanda.
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this is the cutest thing. you skipped mine. it is the hat. >> it is a beautiful hat. >> okay, yeah. this is peekaboo, peekaboo's ponytail hats. they are $36.95. they come in multiple colors available at here is the point. can you turn around? they have a hole there for a high ponytail and around on another spot, a lower place for a lower ponytail so you don't have to smash it. i thought that was adorable. >> i love it. we should point out there are some crazy people in their underwear outside of our window. that happens often. these people -- >> with bodies like that, let's let those guys come on in. >> it is called the couupid und
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run. >> look who is here? >> chad leather started this. tell us about your journey real quick. >> it is called the cupid undi rechlt rundie run. this is our new york city race director, julie. >> of course she is. who is looking at her? >> very clever idea. >> it is very sweet. you are certainly getting everybody's attention. >> you are right about that, out there in the freezing cold. >> we have to let them in. we are cruel. tell them we are sorry. god bless y'all. >> this is just a preview for saturday. >> actually, we have two spots left in case you are interested in running. >> this is for matt lauer and this is for al roker. >> thanks, guys. god bless. >> thank you. >> all righty. he is one of hollywood es ahottest actors, comedians, former playboy playmate of the year. >> she is single, just got a new talk show.
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[ barks ] send your own free kleenex® care pack... full of soothing essentials at kleenex®. america's softest tissue. jebby mccarthy is one of the most gorgeous women in hollywood who never seems to age. makes you a little bit crazy. >> yes, it does. >> she even posed for "playboy" again just before turning 40. >> this mom has also written eight books, seven of them on the "new york times" best selling list. >> she's living. >> she's about to launch her own friday night talk show. it is called the jenny mccarthy show. take a look. ♪ >> cute.
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>> so crazy. >> welcome. >> thank you. >> she goes i'm a single mom. i needed a job. come on. nobody believes that. >> it was a long time in the making, and i have been waiting for this job. i haven't found one that fit me best in hollywood, and talk show, i have been in that circuit of trying to get one going, and i realized where i could be my most authentic self is in late night. i am a little bit of a dirty bird sometimes. >> a little naughty. >> i haven't bleeped on your show, but still the show is pg-13. i have a son that's 10, and he will be in the greenroom, so i can't go too far. one of the things i tried to mimic was "playboy" after dark where hef did welcome to my late night party. a little sammy davis junior. >> that would be quite -- >> i do have the long island psychic coming on the show. i just wanted to make it a party fun atmosphere, and i even do interviews where i lay on the ground. >> i don't understand that. so you're on the ground.
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what happens? >> it can be quite tricky and stuffy and not their authentic self. i did a little trick with bradley cooper. i want to trick him real good. and i did this thing where i lay on the ground, and he held up a flip cam, and we did this interview face-to-face, and i held on to this for a few years saying i want to kind of put the celebrities on the ground and do this groundbreaking interview, and we do it now on the show, and it turned out to be a -- the best segment on the show. >> great, great. >> when you say let's do this, are they all pretty much game? >> they say, come on. we just lay down and hold up the flip cam, and i get this interview, this very conversational and really different. >> yes. >> they feel like they're with their shrink. >> yeah, right. >> let's talk about your singleness. you were doing a show called love in the wild. >> then one called singled out. >> what's going on with you in the men department? >> i don't know what's going with me. >> what's the problem really? is it you?
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>> i don't know. i wish someone would tell me. my sister probably here would say yes, it is. you know, i am a serial dater. i had the next one lined up. this is the first time in my life that i'm going, you know what, i'm going to take some time for me because the order was like this for single moms. work so you can pay the bill, evan, and then a boy, and that boy has to be so good he is going to take time away from number two? you better -- >> how about we go for a man instead of a boy? >> i know. >> that was a little faux pas. yes, yes. you don't want -- you need -- you know what i mean. >> no, no, no. i mean, you're right. there's a few people that i find very interesting right now. we should see. >> well, don't let us know because it will spoil everything. >> we we should you the best of luck with your show. >> it begins this friday night on vh1. 9:30, right? >> we would love to have ow the show sfwloosh he is hollywood's it guy. another big honor for ben affleck. all the celebrity scoop you may have missed.
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wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning to you. it is 10:26. i'm marla tellez. this morning a santa rosa bike rider remains in a coma after being hit bay van in the north bay. 25-year-old tristan humboldt was riding down a hill on trinity road in glen ellen when he drifted into oncoming traffic. he hit the front fender of a minivan then was thrown into a windshield. he has major head injuries and right now is in a medically induced coma at santa rosa memorial hospital. coming up after the break, we'll take a look at the forecast and check the roads.
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welcome back. the time is 10:28 on a foggy monday morning. this is san francisco, of course. you can see starting to see a little bit of improvement. you can make out the golden gate bridge now off in the distance. right now in the 40s and 50s headed towards the mid-60s. at noon 63 in livermore. rounding out the day at 65. 65 in gilroy. we do have showers on the way. 72 hours away now. time that system out to your doorstep at 11:00. let's check your drive. good morning, mike. >> we had kind of a condensed commute complicated by fog and a
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crash in sunol. traffic in the last ten minutes is starting to flow better here. the crash at vargas is on the shoulder and involves a porsche cayenne. that's too bad. i've cirqcled it there for the southbound side. the southbound side does have unusual slowing after an earlier crash happened just past the coliseum. we see both sides starting to pick up. a nice smooth pace there. there's the approach to the bay bridge. not a problem through the maze or down through berkeley. >> we like that good news. more of the top stories coming up in 30 minute. >> back now with more of "today" on this fun day upon. time for today's buzz where we catch up on all the hot hollywood gossip you may have missed over the weekend. >> we all saw beyonce bring down
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the house, but there was other big super bowl concerts. not to mention a big award, another one for ben affleck. with all the scoop, the always naughty but nice huffington post columnist rob shooter. sflo now, rob may be shooting a tooth out at any moment too. >> we want you to be careful because rob almost didn't make the show. we have a picture of his before picture. >> anyway, he lost a couple of his chops, but he is gluing them back in. >> debbie glassman will see me straight afterward to fix my tooth. >> maybe she can do your hair too. >> let's talk about beyonce's big night. >> she killed it. she came out and did eight songs in 12 minutes. >> that's a woman. >> eight songs in 12 minutes. she definitely sang live so people were going nuts. there was a destiny's child reunion on stage that people went crazy for. it was a fabulous time.
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>> i can't even take a normal -- smile. it's out. it's out. okay. >> listen, justin timberlake did a concert. >> the day before the concert, mark cukan puts on a massive show for his network. >> that's crazy, crazy. >> justin performed at that show. a little bit of drama there. before he did "cry me a river" that song he wrote for britney spears, before he did that, he used a -- >> to britney spears. >> say susan somers. >> susan somers wasn't there. so he used the b-word, and the b-word before he sang this song, so many people now are saying that he called britney the big -- he went on twitter and said that he would never disrespect anybody.
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it was not aimed at her. >> okay. bobby christina is speaking out after cisse houston's book and interview. >> cissy houston -- >> good one. >> what did she say? >> cissy houston told the truth like i have never read a book about a celebrity where so much was revealed. nothing was held back. people now are pretty angry about it. bobbie christina went to twitter, and said it was a little disrespectful to her mother. other family members have told me that they're a little disappointed, and they wanted to keep the legacy, maybe the fantasy rather than the harsh truth. >> maybe the mother just wants it to be a real -- a profound warning to other people that only the truth is. >> truth will set you free, and there is nothing held back. >> listen to you quoting scripture. >> he said three. i can't understand. >> bates what's going on with ben affleck? >> oh, ben afflick we have to
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call it him. >> won the directors guild award. he was snubbed for this award at the oscars, so everybody is talking about that. now, he won it, and he had something on his hand. everybody thought it was his acceptance speech. it wasn't. it's a little note from his daughter. i love that. >> i heart papa. >> other celebrities have done that. when sandra bullock adopted little louie, she stuffed his sock in her purse as a good luck charm. >> he is so grounded now. i finally saw "argo" this weekend. i thought it was just sensational. >> wasn't it? >> really fascinating. >> to all these awards, maybe it could knock "lincoln" off that number one spot, and he might go all the way to the oscars. >> people win for best director. speilberg won for -- i have never understood that. you can't give a great performance without a great director. you can't make a great film without a great director. >> you need to go immediately to the dentist. i can't take another minute. >> say susan somers one more
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whether it was the chrysler ad about farmers that tugged at your heart strings or the samsung spot -- i would love to hear him say samsung spot. paul rudd that made you laugh. this year's batch of commercials was definitely creative. >> good news for advertisers as well. it's shaping up to be the most watched -- >> really? >> -- super bowl in history, we hear. here with the roundup of what worked and what didn't is abby clauson, the editor of "advertising age magazine." hello. >> what about that blackout? we were wondering, is that going to cause problems? >> that was unprecedented, wasn't it? if i was an advertiser in the fourth quarter or the end of the third quarter during that black-out, i would have been very, very nervous, but after the game i would have felt very, very relieved because it was so close that --
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>> people like me said who knows how long this is going to go on, i got to work tomorrow, and they turned -- >> there were some of those, i'm sure. i turned to the puppy bowl myself. you know, what you tune back and then it became a great game, and i think then people started tuning back in, and like you said, hoda, it's going to turn out to be one of the most watched ever. you know, very relieved. >> let's talk about some of the ads. some we've seen before, and it felt like a re, do and there was some new ones like the tide ad. >> i loved that one zoosh i loved that one. >> they go back together pretty quickly. >> tell us why it hit. >> it was perfectly contextual. it's a football game. everybody can identify with the situation here. rabid fandom, and the punch line was just great. >> genius. >> when she showed up with that ravens jersey on, and it was just -- >> i like when he is reenacting zoosh i know, right? >> i had it like this, and i had it like this. >> let's listen. >> oh, i washed it. >> you washed it? >> it had a stain on it.
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>> oh. >> go ravens. >> and then it's about the product. it's the super bowl. you're paying a lot of money to sell a product. >> you go into it, but -- >> exactly. >> what are they selling, right? >> let's watch samsung, and then we'll react to it. >> pitch me something. >> people love commercials with talking babies. >> talking babies sfwloosh we just used seth. >> in a diaper. >> i don't wear a diaper. >> you would wear a diaper for samsung, though, right? >> i would wear a diaper for samsung. >> whaels you got? >> crowd snores. >> put it out on the internet that you want people to second you ideas, and you don't have to think of ideas. >> that might be good for this spot. >> we go to the galaxy into the gala galaxy. we don't train them. dproo become an asian rapper. >> i don't think we can do that. we're not asian. >> what i love about this ad is, first of all, they have great chemistry, paul rudd and seth
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rogan. even if you haven't seen "breaking bad" he is hilarious in this ad so you have this great chemistry, but they're also sort of -- they're making light of super bowl advertising. at the same time managing to talk a lot about samsung. >> yeah. >> it's an ad that ad geeks like me get excited about, and i think the broader audience. >> do you have a personal favorite? >> you liked it better than the clydesdale horse one? >> that was close. >> ice cubes in your veins. >> cold water. >> this -- there were a lot of warm and fuzzies. this one was beautiful. >> it was beautiful. >> oh. a man who loves his horse. >> they should make that into a movie. two hour and a half movie for me. >> this is directed by ridly scott's son, which is sort of interesting. a big name director on it too. >> we have a couple of seconds, but what do you think -- name a couple that missed the mark. >> i know a lot of people loved the m & m ad, but there was something about if you are going to personify an object, let's
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not go that far. it's just a little weird for me. the m & m. >> the go daddy one with the making out one. that was weird. i'm sorry. >> it was strange. it was eye-catching. everybody watched it at the party i was at. >> some turned away because they didn't want to watch it. >> they watched it out of horror or maybe it wasn't -- >> oh. sfoo thanks for joining us. >> i wonder how many takes they had to do for that? >> he said 80 something. >> thanks very much. >> she dropped 143 pounds, and she looks amazinamazing. we'll show you the dramatic before and after of the latest member of the joy fit club. mom, can i have a treat? pleeeeeeeease?
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♪ >> team now for another installment of look at me now, the joy fit club. >> our newest member is 25-year-old lisa smith who lost a whopping 143 pounds and
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changed her whole life. let's take a look at her story. >> my name is lisa smith, and i have had weight problems since i was 10. my mom took me to nutritionists, dietitians, doctors, personal trainers, and i tried a lot of popular diet programs, but nothing worked because i would always sneak food and exercise was difficult due to chronic back pain. my weight skyrocketed after i got married and moved out of my childhood home. in three years i gained 113 pounds mostly from dining at restaurants and eating huge portions of fast food. my parents encouraged me to lose weight, but i wasn't able to make the mental commitment. i didn't want to face the fact that my eating was out of control. in april 2011 my mom finally convinced me to attend my first weight watchers meeting. she told me that if i didn't do something, i was going to die. sense my first meeting, i have
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lost 143 pounds by replacing high fat and high sodium restaurant meals with healthier home cooked options. i make healthy dinners on sunday to last throughout the week, and my husband prepares and packs healthy lunches for us every morning. when i first started my weight loss junior where i, i could barely walk. i now swim and walk regularly. i want to inspire others to eat healthy in their youth to set a firm foundation for their future. >> what a doll. before we ask lisa to come out, we want to say hello to the leader of our pack, joy. >> you are about to meet the stunning young woman who has literally transformed her entire life. you won't even believe it's the same person you just saw on the tape. she's very committed together with her husband to cooking these healthy lower calorie meals at home. >> however, she also still frequents occasionally on the weekends the fast food chains, and i want to show you what she does because she's so strategic. when she hits kfc she used to
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get the about 490 calories -- >> the ones that taste good. >> now she's going for the grilled. it still has the skin on it, but 220 calories, right? >> that saves a lot. >> when she hits domino's she ugt to get the regular slice, 640 calories for both. if you order their artisan line, it's a little smaller and thenner crust. 320 calories. >> wow. >> that is really good. >> yeah. >> and with mcdonald's, this is the angus beef bacon and cheeseburger, right? almost 800 calories. >> this looks good to me. look at the wrap next to it. >> it's the same thing, but in the snack wrap. it's still the angus beef, bacon, and cheese, but 390 calories. >> you have to -- >> come here. >> this is lisa's before picture. all right. lisa, come join the joy fit club. >> oh, my god. >> oh. >> gorgeous. >> you look awesome. >> how are you? >> wow. >> are you working. you know it.
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>> how long did it take you, leeza, to take off all the weight? >> it took me 88 weeks. >> you are counting the weeks, right? >> and exercise is a part of your regimen as well? >> yes. i exercise with swimming and walking, and it mepz helps a lot. >> besides the fact that you are stunning, how has it changed your life? >> just daily activities that you wouldn't think would make a big difference, but it does. like just putting on your shoes in the morning or getting out of bed. >> wow. >> your husband is right around the corner zoosh how in love is he? >> ah, sweet. >> very sweet. >> wow. >> does she seem like a different person to you? >> she does. in fact, the beauty that she had inside when i met her is now displayed outward. >> ah. >> that's great. that's -- happy valentine's day. you're an inspiration to everybody. some healthy cooking in the kitchen. >> delicious comfort food you can whip up on a busy week night. this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals
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♪ >> back now on "today's kitchen" what's cookin, and today we're putting betty crocker on a vegan diet. >> many of you go meatless on mondays, and dan and annie promised that with these delicious recipes, we're not going to mess the meat. >> really, dan? snoo really. you're not going to mess it. >> betty goes vegan. >> it's got a very, very hit row look to it. it's cute. >> it does. >> what are we making today? >> we're starting with vegan chicken and pesto sandwiches. you can get vegan chicken in my local grocery store. it's made out of soy. like a veggie burger, but made to taste like chicken. we mushrooms and tomato, zucchini and olive and some pine nuts. >> stick it all many there. >> we're going to use pesto to give us nice flavor.
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>> love pesto. >> i could eat pesto at everything. fwoo we have a nice pesto res piece in the book. we have garlic. and some pink himalaya salt, which is the best salt for seasoning vegetables. mroo it replace the oil that come from cooking regular chicken. >> this isn't about getting calories. this is about -- what's the main point of being vegan -- being meatless? what's the point? what's the greatest benefit? >> i think everybody has their own, like, reason why they go vegan. for us we love animals, and we don't want to eat them. some people want to lose weight. some people they care about their cholesterol. it's whatever your reason is. >> whatever your reason is. okay. what are you doing? >> we're going to take these and bake them in the oven in tin foil pouchs. >> oh, like this. >> staems together. >> for how long? >> for about 375 for about 15 to 20 minutes. >> okay. good. >> quick and easy to make. you could have whipped up a batch of these during the super bowl blackout. >> you're making sandwiches out
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of it? >> we unload our pact, and make your sandwiches up. >> we like to keep it nutritious as possible. >> that one is going to be crunchier than you might expect. >> then you can top it off with some peppercinnis. >> there's a lot of oil in there. >> leave that in the packet. >> moisture from the vegetables, kath. not oil. >> they steam up, and that's how you get your vegetables to be all nice and flavorful. >> you put some of the hot stuff on there? >> however many you want. >> looking nice. >> you are good to go. >> shall we head around back after we finish making these up? >> come on back. >> it looks delicious. >> okay. we'll go around back. >> okay. >> i want to grab this. thank you. >> what are we whipping up back here, sweetie? >> we're going to make sweet potato risotto. you are going to take a dutch oven and add white wine and set that to a simmer. you're going to add some diced red onion, and you're going to
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add -- well -- >> back off. >> i don't want to think about cooking. >> and then we're going to while that's sort of cooking, we're going to let the red onion cook down a little bit. >> uh-huh. >> we're going to mash some sweet potato. >> look what she's doing. neat. >> we only have a few seconds left. >> i know. i'm hurrying here. >> dump it in there. >> and we'll start eating, shall we? >> then it just keeps -- you -- what do you do? >> you add the risotto rice and it kwoox cooks for 20 minutes and add vegetable broth. add all your seasonings. sfwoo we're iffing to finish it while we go to break. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits.
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>> ouch. after a long, hard fought game, the 49ers lose the first super bowl in franchise history. good morning. i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. we talked about it, a rough way to start a monday. still painful to say it. the quest for six still coming up short. after a monumental comeback, 249ers couldn't quite get it done. >> they lost last night. players were understandably disappointed after the game and so was team owner jeb york. >> our goal is to win the super bowl. game up a little bit short this year, but i'm proud of what we've done. and we're going to accomplish that goal. >> the 49ers will touch down in san jose in jus

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